How to make coffee with an espresso machine
- The first machine was built in 1884 by Angelo Moriondo
- This machine forces pressurized water that is nearly at boiling point through ground coffee and a filter to produce a think, concentrated form of coffee known as an espresso.
What you will need:
- 20g of very fine, coarse beans
- 40g of boiling water
Total brewing time is 25-32 seconds.
Looking for a quick solution? This one’s for you.
- Preheat your espresso cup (as coffee is sensitive to changes in temperature)
- Many dispensers have a hot water option
- Clean the portafilter before you draw your espresso (tap out coffee grinds and wipe with cloth)
- Dry portafilter after cleaning
- Grind the coffee to the finest setting
- The portafilter should be slightly heaped with coffee (±20g of espresso)
- If you have a disc grinder, this is preferable. Otherwise, a hand mill also does the trick.
- Stroke the edge of the portafilter with your index finger without applying too much pressure. Or use a leveling tool to distribute the coffee evenly.
- This prepares the coffee for the “tamping”
- We now ‘tamper’ the coffee – squeeze the espresso coffee powder in the portafilter with a metal tamper. This needs a little bit of practice until you found the correct pressure that works for you.
- Evenly apply 15-20kg of pressure to the portafilter with the tamper.
- Rinse the brew head
- Place the cup under the opening and wait a couple of seconds.
- It should take 25-30seconds
Nothing like a fresh espresso to start the day.. enjoy!
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Ethiopia is the motherland of coffee and the origin of the Arabica bean. Here, it has been cultivated for at least 11 centuries. The ceremonies around it have ever since been an essential part of the local identity.